How to Customize Your Skin Regimen

  1. You are going to make a plan for: DAY REGIMEN, NIGHT REGIMEN and Then Have Your Special Scenarios
    1. Figure out if you are into simple there are some amazing products that cover many of these skin care solutions in one step, are you sensitive, in which case you will need to test one product at a time
    2. Are you going to get treatments like a laser or a microneedling in which case healing regimens may be in order and for that you will probably need to work with your skin care technician
    3. Products that work in winter may be inappropriate for summer, or when you are dieting, or as you get older
  2. Morning Regimen
    1. Cleanse. These are designed to be CLEANSING AND PROBLEM SOLVING, again, a bit of consultation can help determine if your cleanser can also address dryness, flakiness, acne, flushing
    2. Prevent Skin Damage: This is ANTI-AGING STEP: essentially you need to protect against all of the environmental (light, smoke, pollutants) , physiological, genetic, and nutritional assaults’ we all are exposed to on pretty much daily basis.
    3. Figure out Your Top Skin Concern to FIX: you can repair, bright, exfoliate, enhance elasticity, thicken and replenish lost layers like skin fatty acids, reduce fine lines and wrinkles, start with one goal first.
    4. Hydration Step: For the young a simple MOISTURIZING step, as you get older you need to build that moisture into your skin.
    5. Protect: The one step that should never be skipped: protect against the sun. Here too, are we swimming, working out, at work under makeup that also has SPF? Do you want to even out skin tone without the makeup think tint.
  3. Night Regimen
    1. Cleanse. Night time cleansing begins the regenerative processes during sleep your body is already trying to do for you
    1. Prevent Skin Damage: This is ANTI-AGING STEP: some of these can be applied once a day and some products let you just do this step in the morning but make sure you are applying what you have picked at the right time to maximize benefits.
    2. Figure out Your Top Skin Concern to FIX: Many of the products repair, bright, exfoliate, enhance elasticity, thicken and replenish lost layers like skin fatty acids are twice a day applications so see your day regimen.
    3. Hydration Step: For the young a simple MOISTURIZING step, as you get older you need to build that moisture into your skin, most of these will be twice a day applications.
    4. Enhance Skin turnover: your healthiest layer is beneath the surface and some GENTLE EXFOLIATION for SKIN TURNOVER will help, products with a vitamin A base are most often selected but there are alternatives you can discuss

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Suzanne Trupin, MD, Board Certified Obstetrician and Gynecologist and owner of Women's Health Practice, Hada Cosmetic Medicine, and Hatha Yoga and Fitness

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